Tag Archive: essence


A Palmful

If I took all those moments and ran them as a reel
– a film rather a dance – what would they amount to
in grams on ethereal scales how much would they weigh?

© Chagall 2016

Mantra By Murder

I’ve quieted
my inner voice
by holding its head
underwater

an imaginary pond
there in the darkness
immersed until the bubbles
stop

till bright sun fills
the void to dry
up all the water

evaporates
leaves
no trace
behind

no evidence of voice simply
silence

only
now

Chagall 2016

Haiku For Haiku

Timeless being first
Then every man and woman
Here is God’s reserve

Chagall 2015

Timeless being first
Then every man and woman
Here’s reserved for Gods

Chagall 2015

After The Ball

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Faces come unglued and leave
behind light and vibration.

© Chagall 2014

Haiku For Language

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Newborns are certain
though you’ll never hear them say
heaven imparts love

Life’s best without words
mere symbols get in the way
poets be forewarned

Name it to lose it
stepped aside by one degree
objects lose their shape

Conform to design
preconceived notions thwart us
maya at the turn

Like distant cousins
what once was plain as the day
lost in the shuffle

© Chagall, 2013

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